World markets

Global Markets: Asia shares lurch lower, flu concerns a possible culprit

Asian shares took a sudden lurch lower on Tuesday as a ripple of risk aversion swept markets, though analysts could find no obvious trigger for the move. Safe-haven bonds and the yen edged higher in what was very thin trade, leading dealers to look for likely culprits.

Jan 21, 2020, 08:56 AM IST

Global Markets: Asian shares soar near 20-month high, oil jumps on Libya shutdown

Oil prices jumped as oilfields in southwest Libya began shutting down after forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar closed a pipeline, potentially reducing national output to a fraction of its normal level.

Jan 20, 2020, 08:32 AM IST

World markets: Stocks tread water ahead of signing of initial US-China trade deal

MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan eased 0.13%, Japan`s benchmark Nikkei and South Korea`s Kospi shed 0.29% and 0.48%, respectively, while Australian stocks added 0.33%.

Jan 15, 2020, 07:00 AM IST

World markets: Asian stocks rally to record high ahead of US-China trade deal

China`s offshore yuan extended strong gains to the dollar on Tuesday morning to a 5-1/2-month high, supported by rising optimism towards Sino-U.S. trade developments. The offshore yuan surged to a high of 6.8745 per dollar, the firmest level since July 26.


Jan 14, 2020, 08:09 AM IST

World markets: Asia shares flatline, wait for US-China trade deal

Asian shares paused near 19-month peaks on Monday ahead of the expected signing on a Sino-US trade deal, though talks on a phase two package are likely to drag on for months. MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan barely budged, having hit the highest since mid-2018 last week.

Jan 13, 2020, 06:45 AM IST

Global Markets: World stocks hit record high as techs lead relief rally

Asia`s gains followed record-setting in the pan-regional STOXX 600 index in Europe and the three major stock indexes on Wall Street.

Jan 10, 2020, 09:06 AM IST

World markets: Asian shares erase losses as Mideast tensions ease, oil ticks up

Asian stocks rebounded on Thursday and oil edged up as the United States and Iran backed away from the brink of further conflict in the Middle East and investors unwound safety plays.

Jan 09, 2020, 09:19 AM IST

World markets: Asia stocks attempt a rally amid Middle East tensions

Asian shares rebounded on Tuesday as a day passed without a new escalation in the Middle East and Wall Street erased early losses to end in the black as tech stocks climbed. Oil surrendered some hefty gains as many doubted Iran would strike back in a way that would disrupt supplies and its own crude exports.

Jan 07, 2020, 06:32 AM IST

World markets: Asia stocks digest meaty gains, sterling starved for love

Asian shares snoozed near 18-month highs on Friday as trade thinned in the run-up to Christmas and investors seemed content to digest the chunky gains already made so far this month. MSCI`s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was a fraction firmer in early trade, having gained 1.2% for the week so far and almost 5% for the month.

Dec 20, 2019, 09:05 AM IST

World markets: Asian shares tiptoe higher, sterling wounded before BoE policy meeting

Overall sentiment was supportive of equities and riskier assets, but less favourable for safe-haven assets like bonds due to expectations that economic growth will start to pick up next year after a tumultuous 2019.

Dec 19, 2019, 06:59 AM IST

Fed watching China stocks rout, Republicans slam yuan slump

The Federal Reserve was closely monitoring the sell-off in stocks that shook world markets.

Jan 08, 2016, 04:35 AM IST

Asian shares slide halts but weak commodity outlook weighs

Most Asian stock markets steadied on Wednesday after sliding to 3-year lows but a weak outlook for commodities and persistent concerns about China`s economy discouraged most buyers.

Sep 30, 2015, 08:05 AM IST

New Airbus part of Qatar Airways` sky-high ambitions

With deep pockets and hundreds of new planes on order, Qatar Airways is one of a trio of fast-growing Gulf carriers seeking to further muscle into European markets.

Dec 13, 2014, 08:59 AM IST

Nikkei tumbles to one-week low on Greece anxiety, strong yen

Japanese stocks tumbled to a more than one-week low on Wednesday morning, as political uncertainty in Greece spooked world markets already under strain from a slide in crude oil prices and worries over global growth.

Dec 10, 2014, 10:09 AM IST

Oil prices higher amid Iraq focus

US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for September deliver rose 32 cents to $97.97 while Brent crude for September gained 23 cents to $105.25 in mid-morning trade. 

Aug 11, 2014, 08:45 AM IST

World markets climb, bond prices slip after upbeat data

World stock indexes climbed on Thursday as data showed factory activity picked up in both the United States and China, while US Treasuries prices slipped on the signs of growth in the world`s largest economies.

May 23, 2014, 01:22 AM IST

Global liquidity swell to spill into 2014

After a bone-dry summer, world markets seem awash with cash again and it looks like spilling into 2014.

Oct 30, 2013, 14:34 PM IST

'Growth in emerging markets likely to be better than developed world'

With regards to India, the report said investors remain "concerned" about fiscal slippage.

Jan 15, 2013, 13:47 PM IST

Sensex rallies 209 points tracking world markets

The Sensex touched a high of 18,776.50 points and a low of 18,687.93 points in intra-day trade.

Nov 02, 2012, 14:12 PM IST

Dubai struggles to ease debt default fears

Dubai struggled to ease fears of debt default on Thursday after its move to delay repayments at two flagship firms shook confidence in the Middle East as a centre for investment and a source of capital.

Nov 27, 2009, 09:41 AM IST